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Facebook paid $8.5 million for fb.com; pushing new profile layout to all users

January 11th, 2011

Just a few tidbits of Facebook news to report here. Reuters is reporting that the social networking site paid a hefty $8.5 million to acquire the domain fb.com from the American Farm Bureau Federation. Last year, Facebook launched its revamped messaging service, offering its users facebook.com email address in the process. The alternate domain fb.com was purchased …

Mac App Store hands-on!

January 6th, 2011

Earlier this morning, Apple unleashed Mac OS X 10.6.6 which brought along with it the Mac App Store. Now that we’re rockin’ away on the latest OS version and have played with the App Store for Macs, we have some feedback. Join us for the ride, alright?

Dell Venue Pro available today, ships December 9th

December 1st, 2010

It’s official. Via a press release, Dell has announced that its Windows Phone 7 handset offering, the Venue Pro, is now up for grabs. The device, which boasts a 4.1-inch AMOLED touchscreen display and vertical slide-out QWERTY-keyboard, will start at $99.99 (8GB) with a signed 2-year contract on wireless provier T-Mobile. Dell says the device will ship …

Apple removes white iPhone 4 from website

October 28th, 2010

It’s not looking good, boys and girls. Late last night, Apple removed the white iPhone 4 from it’s website’s purchase page. No more placeholder with a “not available sign”, nada. We reported that we had heard Apple might cancel the white iPhone 4 model entirely the same day Apple announced another delay until Spring. What …

Nokia N8 available for pre-order, end of September release

September 8th, 2010

Nokia has made their unreleased, flagship N8 handset available for pre-order in the U.S. via shop.nokia.com. The device, which will retail for $549, has a listed availability date of the “End of September.” The date seems to confirm the “late September” timeframe that was reported by Finnish newspaper Kauppalehti this past Monday. More details are sure to …

Intel to buy McAfee in $7.7 billion deal

August 19th, 2010

Today, Intel announced that it would purchase antivirus maker McAfee for $7.68 billion in cash. The deal will see McAfee shareholders paid out at $48 per share, a 60% premium on the stocks current $30 price tag.  Intel CEO Paul Otellini had this to say: “In the past, energy-efficient performance and connectivity have defined computing …

UPDATED: Dell Streak goes on sale tomorrow in U.S.

July 27th, 2010

You can’t pre-order yourself a Dell Streak anymore, but that really doesn’t matter all that much. According to the company’s website, you can purchase your new Dell Streak — regular order style — beginning tomorrow. The Streak’s pre-order page has been updated, and now reads: Our Dell Streak pre-sale sign-up opportunity is no longer available. …

Apple pushes out iTunes HD movie rentals and purchases

March 19th, 2009

It was only a matter of time before Apple jumped on the HD bus and sure enough, iTunes users will now have access to a shiny new catalog of HD movie content. Starting immediately, a preliminary catalog of HD movies is available and accessible from within a new HD Movies page in iTunes. Films available …

Blackberry Bold now available at AT&T

November 3rd, 2008

The news you have all been waiting months for is finally here. Unleashed a few hours early, the Blackberry Bold is now available for sale on AT&T. We could pontificate about all the ups and downs of the past several months but we won’t — enough has been said.  So get on with some ordering …